3 Things to Consider When Pursuing a Divorce When You’re Self-Employed

It goes without saying that emotions run high during the breakdown of a relationship, especially if it’s a marriage. Even when you intend to part on amicable terms, tensions can understandably run high once finances and spousal support discussions get underway. This can be particularly true for those who are self-employed and have worked hard […]

4 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Summer Break

Even the most amicable co-parenting relationships can become strained when circumstances change, and one unavoidable annual change is summer break from school. When kids are out of school for the summer months, routines go out the window and it quickly becomes a challenge for both parents to maintain a fair balance in their shared time. […]

Starting a Family Before Marriage: What You Need to Know Legally

Marriage isn’t for everyone. Some people are content just being in a committed long-term relationship that isn’t formalized by a wedding and the legalities that accompany it. However, there are some cases where those legalities are useful for protecting the rights of the individuals involved, and one of these instances is when children are involved. […]

What Happens to Your Animals During a Divorce?

Pets are important members of our families. However, in the midst of a divorce, pets can become a point of emotional contention and frustration for one or both of you. We’ve put together a guide on what to expect and how to plan for discussions about animals during a divorce. What to Do If Your […]

How to Stick to Your Budget During a Divorce

It’s not a secret that divorce can be expensive. While your bill at the end of the day will be directly affected by a variety of factors such as the type of divorce you pursue, the lawyer you hire, and how cooperative you and your soon-to-be-ex are with each other. Here are some possible ways […]

5 Different 50/50 Custody Schedules & How to Decide Which is Right for You

One of the first and most important steps of a divorce involving children is establishing a split parenting schedule. While a simple 50/50 custody schedule may be where you and your co-parent agree, the actual logistics of it are significantly more complex and involved than at first sight. If you are working on your parenting […]

What You Need to Know About Kinship Custody in New Mexico

In most cases, children are raised by their biological parents, who retain responsibility for their care and well-being until they reach adulthood. However, there are some instances when kinship custody must be enacted, either for the safety of the child or to provide support for the parent(s). In New Mexico, the guardianship of a child […]

Planning Your Will: 5 Steps to Get Started

Major life events like marriage, divorce, buying property, or the arrival of a child often provide the momentum most people need to get their affairs in order and prepare a will. A will is an essential legal document that details your wishes regarding end-of-life care, who will manage your finances if you are incapacitated, and […]

4 Different Types of Legal Documentation Your LGBTQ+ Partnership Needs

The Respect for Marriage Act provides statutory authority for marriages between same-sex individuals and is a positive, monumental step in placing LGBTQ+ relationships on the same legal footing as heterosexual marriages. However, when entering into an LGBTQ+ partnership of any kind, there are some additional legal documents you’ll want to prepare in order to safeguard […]

What to Look For in an LGBTQ+ Family Lawyer

As a person in an LGBTQ+ relationship who’s considering marriage or starting a family with their partner, you may be interested in hiring an LGBTQ+ family lawyer to help secure you and your partner’s, or you and your family’s future. There are a variety of factors you’ll need to consider that the average hetero-couple will […]